William is heading out on a solo trans-pac and wanted solar panels installed on his dodger. His criteria were very specific with his highest priority being the security of the panels. With potentially extreme weather conditions, Will wanted to make certain his panels would stay in place. Also, to ensure he could do repairs while underway, the boat is equipped with an identical back up panel. Given the attachment system we designed, Will can easily switch panels while sailing.
QUOTE OF THE MONTH
“Chris and Mike are very responsive from designing the solar panel dodger installation to post-project support. The canvas work is beautifully done, from both form and function perspectives. Thank you!”
William Lee, Solar Panel Project – January 2020
Bird poop, mold, algae, wind damage, sun fading, dirt and debris!
Rest assured, if you are a boater you have seen this on your canvas. Or, if you just happen to like the outdoors, you probably have patio cushions, BBQ covers or enclosures that get heavily exposed to the elements. At The Canvas Works, we care about helping you maintain your canvas investments. If you are looking to acquire new canvas, give us a call. If you already have a canvas boat enclosure, cushion set or cover that needs attention, here are some simple things you can do yourself to maintain your canvas with our Care & Cleaning Guide.
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Welcome Back Randall!
Our cushions made it around the world and back!
Randall Reeves took an amazing solo, sailing adventure in a figure eight around the Americas. He entrusted TCW with making his cushions. A year plus later he is safely back and we checked in with him to see how things held up.
Here is what Randall had to say about his cushions!
1. The cushions have held up very well–fabric, zippers, foam, webbing on back all sound after two years and 65,000 miles of my sitting on them daily in all weathers. They’ve been sweated on by a nearly naken man in the tropics and wetted by wet foulies and by full waves crashing into the pilothouse below Cape Horn, but they’re still in fine shape.
2. The color choice was poor on my part. I wanted orange because where I was going was so gray–but it showed dirt, and so your cushions have been unstuffed and trundled to the laundromat in Ushuaia, Argentina, Hobart, Tasmania, Halifax, Nova Scotia and the machines here at the house in Oakland. I’m guessing few of your cushions can claim such worldliness.”
Learn more about Randall’s trip.